2018 SFL - CLC Annual Spring School

2018 SFL - CLC Annual Spring School
Labour education builds solidarity and knowledge. Labour education teaches the skills unions need to represent their members and defend their rights using proven methods that allow adults of all backgrounds to learn. If your union wants to train the next generation of local activists or expand the skills that today’s leaders and activists already have, the SFL/CLC Spring School is here to help your union succeed. Unions know they need to reconnect with a new generation of working people. They can do this by being better bargainers and better advocates for their members at work, as well as better political activists for everyone who works to support themselves and their families. The courses offered by the Spring School can help your union do all of this and more!

We are excited to host the 2018 Annual Spring School at the beautiful Elk Ridge Resort and Conference Centre Waskesiu Saskatchewan. 

Link to the Brochure and link to Map to Elk Ridge  

Betty Pickering Scholarship

The Canadian Labour Congress-Prairie Region is offering a scholarship for a delegate to attend Spring School. Betty Pickering spent much of her life dedicated to helping others and passed away in October 2014. Betty was a tireless advocate for workers’ struggles and passionate on issues of social justice, health reform and senior’s issues. She was a role model for so many utilizing her strengths, determination and generosity to stand for what she so strongly believed in. We are honoured to offer this scholarship in her name. Preference will be given to a member of a local of less than 50 members; and/or to a member who identifies in one of the following equity seeking groups: Aboriginal worker, worker of colour, young worker (29 and under), worker with a disability, or LGBTQ2SI. The scholarship will cover Spring School registration fee, accommodation and meals.

Click here to apply to the Betty Pickering  scholarship.  (Please complete ONLY if applying for a scholarship.)

Registration

Registration takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Monday May 7, 2018. Lunch will be provided, followed by a general plenary commencing at 1:30 p.m. with classes to follow.

Meals

Meals are provided for all delegates as follows:
Breakfast: Tuesday through Friday
Lunch: Monday through Friday
Dinner/Supper: Monday through Thursday

To Register Online:

1. Login to site with your username and password. 
2. Click on Register Myself or Register Someone Else.
3. Indicated any dietary restrictions or special needs and choose Save responses.
4. Scroll down to your course and select Add next to your course (only one course may be selected).
5. Once completed proceed to the check out. Choose payment method Pay now (by credit card) or Pay later (by cheque). Then confirm your purchase by clicking Submit Order.
6. A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox.

P
lease contact
prairie@clc-ctc.ca for more information.

When
5/7/2018 - 5/11/2018
Where
Elk Ridge Resort
Waskesiu, SK S0J 2Y0 Canada

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Program


Monday, 07 May 2018

 
Non-Affiliates of the CLC or SFL, as well as out-of-province delegates are welcome to register provided an additional $100 is included with your registration fee.
Time
5/7/2018 11:30 AM - 5/17/2018 12:00 PM
5/7/2018 11:30 AM
Effectively examines the economic, political and social forces at play between union and management. Participants can expect participation, interaction and roleplays along with practical skills and tools for com-munication, analysis, strategy and critical thinking.
Time
5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/17/2018 12:00 PM
5/7/2018 1:00 PM
Learn about union structures, rules of order and bylaws in a friendly, fun environment. Gain an understanding of how important labour issues can be advanced from the grassroots level all the way to the bargaining table. In this course you will learn practical skills for becoming a union activist, including public speaking, effective communication, resolution writing, chairing and participating in meetings and conventions and running for union office.
Time
5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/17/2018 12:00 PM
5/7/2018 1:00 PM
This course is a must for leadership and activists in our growing, diverse labour movement. The course is rooted in class struggles, learning how oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia/transphobia and disability issues operate in your workplace and in the context of the broader capitalist economy • and learning how movements for equality have always been tied to workers’ rights and struggles. In the labour movement, we work hard addressing barriers for all workers on a daily basis, and this committed work has strengthened our roots.
Time
5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/17/2018 12:00 PM
5/7/2018 1:00 PM
This course focuses on the development of and approaches to labour law from individual contract to collective bargaining and statutory regulations. Using the Saskatchewan Employment Act as the guideline, we will examine various Acts and leading decisions of Labour Relations Boards and courts (including the Supreme Court of Canada) in respect to workplace related legislation. This course will also review Labour Standards legislation, Human Rights and other equivalent federal and provincial legislation, including the application of the Charter of Rights. Implications for labour of possible new legislation may be discussed. The course will touch briefly on arbitration, but recongizes that this topic requires a separate course in itself.
Time
5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/17/2018 12:00 PM
5/7/2018 1:00 PM
This introductory course will help raise awareness for participants about mental health issues facing workers in today’s workplace. Activists will develop a range of strategies to specifically support, accommodate and represent members with mental health challenges at work. We will look at the myths around mental illness, challenging stigmas and what role the union can play in making our workplaces and unions more inclusive of members with psychological disabilities. We will develop action plans to take on systemic factors affecting mental health through advocacy, bargaining and political action.
Time
5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/17/2018 12:00 PM
5/7/2018 1:00 PM
This course is designed for non-Aboriginal workers who want to learn more about Aboriginal issues and who want to work in solidarity with their First Nations and Metis brothers and sisters. Issues to be discussed will include history, spirituality, creating a representative workforce, Aboriginal issues at the bargaining table, and opening the union to Aboriginal activists. Aboriginal workers are also welcome to enroll in this course.
Time
5/7/2018 1:00 PM - 5/17/2018 12:00 PM
5/7/2018 1:00 PM